Kelowna, BC is sometimes referred to as the “Palm Springs” of Canada, and the Okanagan Valley is often referred to as the “Napa Valley of the North”.
If you have ever wondered what it would actually be like to live in Kelowna, or anywhere in the Okanagan for that matter, then this book is your gateway to that reality.
Moving To Kelowna is not a tourist guide, although certain portions could certainly be considered as such.
Relocating to a new city can sometimes be a traumatic experience. Our goal is to provide newcomers with the objective information they will need so that their transition to Kelowna can be made with confidence. We do this by providing facts, and a few experienced opinions, about why so many people want to live here. Being armed with no-nonsense, well-researched information will make any newcomer’s transition a more stress-free, fun and enjoyable one.
Cities everywhere have their pros and cons, however it is rare to have the cons exposed in order to fully enlighten potential newcomers. We include not only the benefits of moving to Kelowna, but also the challenges because we believe that being honestly informed before relocating, will not only allow for a smooth transition, but will also produce happier citizens.
We have analyzed research from hundreds of reliable sources to create this one-of-a-kind. . . no-nonsense guide. There is no other single source of information that tackles all of these questions on the minds of potential newcomers.
We close our publication with the best business referrals that we could muster. These are trusted business people that will help you settle in once you arrive; and, they will give you a discount, to boot!
If you want to make the most informed decision you can before relocating to Kelowna, then Moving To Kelowna is arguably the most convenient and valuable investment you can make.
The authors are two enthusiastic but realistic residents who have enjoyed life in Kelowna for more than 25 years. We have raised our families here, operated our businesses here, and we plan to retire here.
Tim and his family have been proud residents of Kelowna for 25 years. Often referred to as a serial entrepreneur, Tim has owned and operated more than a dozen businesses, six of which serviced the Okanagan market. Tim is also the author of How Much Money Can I Make? – Proven Strategies for Starting, Managing, and Exiting a Canadian Small Business. Visit our store if you wish to purchase a copy. Tim has contributed extensively to local non-profit community organizations.
Hugh and his family moved to Kelowna in 1989 to join the BC Ministry of Agriculture after 17 years employment with the Alberta government delivering insect pest management extension and research services to farmers, ranchers and home gardeners. After 18 years with BCMA, Hugh continues to provide insect pest management advisory services through his business, IPM2GO Consulting Services, to grower organizations, agri-businesses, and to local, provincial and federal government agencies. Hugh’s publishing experience includes publication of six books and he has provided editorial service to the private sector in both fiction and non-fiction publications.